What’s it all about? Voluntary Action Sheffield have funding from the DfE Holidays and Food programme to help Sheffield children and families to eat well and stay healthy over the summer holidays.
We are creating a programme of fun online activities from organisations across Sheffield and beyond, with loads of ideas to help children keep active and healthy over the 6 weeks. Activity ideas and information will be delivered in print in a weekly 16-page supplement in The Star and at our online club going live next week
The project also includes a large scale ‘healthy hampers’ programme to support 3,500 families with food and activities throughout the holiday that are being delivered through hubs across identified areas of the city.
How can you help? Engagement and participation is key! So the majority of online activities are presented as accessible video workshops where children from 5-16 can learn anything from sports skills, fitness, circus skills, science, history, crafting, recipes, relaxation, outdoor exploring to creating the perfect TikTok. Please share the attached image with your school community to help us spread the word!
Prizes & Competitions The activities children try out online will be measured in skill hours and we are asking them to share photos and videos of the new skills they have learnt to win prizes!
Support for Grown Ups We will also take every opportunity to signpost families in need to services and support, including food.
Some of the partner organisations: Schools Across Sheffield, VAS, Manor & Manor Castle Development Trust, SOAR, ZEST, Sheffield College, Sharrow Community Forum, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield Museums, Heeley City Farm, Sheffield International Venues, Learn Sheffield, Let’s Cook, Foodworks, Create Sheffield, Move More, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield Star, Music Hub, Sheffield Performing Arts, Twinkle, Noise Academy, Sheffield United FC, Music in the Round, GreenTop Circus, Institute of Physics, Skip Unite, Sport Yorkshire and Artists of all kinds from across the city and beyond!